Panaji, June 2: The Shiv Sena on Saturday threatened to launch statewide agitation within a month if Goa doesn’t get a full-fledged Chief Minister to replace the ailing Manohar Parrikar.
Presently, the Chief Minister is under treatment for pancreatic cancer in a US hospital.
Addressing a presser, party’s state President Jitesh Kamat said “How can a state continue to function like this in absence of a Chief Minister. There are so many urgent issues, including the resumption of the mining industry which need to be tackled”.
“If the Bharatiya Janata Party does not appoint a full-fledged Chief Minister within a month from now, the Shiv Sena will launch a statewide agitation in protest,” added Kamat.
He also said that President’s Rule should be imposed in the coastal state until a new Chief Minister is appointed.
The Congress in Goa has already resolved to meet President Ramnath Kovind to pressurise the Central government to appoint a Chief Minister at the earliest.
Parrikar was shifted to the US for treatment in March 2018, a month after he was first admitted to a Mumbai hospital for stomach pain, which was later subsequently diagnosed as pancreatic cancer.
Before leaving for America, Parrikar had appointed a cabinet advisory committee comprising of three Ministers, which the Congress and BJP’s ally Shiv Sena has claimed, is unconstitutional.